Saturday 16 March, kick-off 3pm
Turf Moor – Premier League
Burnley are in trouble again as they play Leicester City at Turf Moor in this Premier League preview. The Clarets are only two points above the relegation zone, while the Foxes are into the top 10.
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What’s the story with Burnley vs Leicester?
Is Burnley vs Leicester on TV? Unfortunately, the game’s not on TV in the UK.
What happened last time? The teams drew 0-0 when they played at the King Power Stadium in November.
What are the Burnley vs Leicester odds? Burnley are 21/10 in your Premier League predictions, while away team Leicester City are the 29/20 favourites. The draw’s 12/5 with bet365, where you can claim up to £100 in free bets when you register here.
Remember that time…Burnley made a fast start in this fixture last season? Chris Wood and Kevin Long both scored in the first 10 minutes, with the Clarets winning 2-1.
Team news and form
Last six: DWWLLL
Sean Dyche is going to be without three of his players for these Burnley v Leicester predictions. Midfielder Steven Defour is still out after seeing specialists, while Aaron Lennon and Jonathan Walters are long-term injury absentees. Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood should continue as Burnley’s strike partnership after a very good run.
Last six: LLLWLW
Brendan Rodgers only has two players injured at the moment. Marc Albrighton is out for the rest of the season because of a hamstring injury. Daniel Amartey meanwhile is recovering from ankle surgery. Jamie Vardy scored a match-winning double at the weekend, and will start up front with lots of youth around him.
Burnley vs Leicester prediction, preview and betting tips
It looked like Burnley had gone on a run that was going to secure Premier League survival. They’re right back in the relegation fight after three straight defeats though. The Clarets are desperate for a win in these football predictions, but Leicester City will give them a tough game. The Foxes have responded well to their new manager, and are looking up the Premier League table.
Burnley were in trouble at Christmas, but then they went on a run of only one defeat in 10 matches. They won six of those, but they’re now just two points above Cardiff City in 18th. The Clarets are level with Southampton but have a worse goal difference. The Saints aren’t playing this weekend, so this home game is a great chance for Burnley to get a lead.
The Foxes meanwhile are only eight points ahead of Dyche’s side, but they’ll go up to ninth with a win in this Burnley vs Leicester prediction. Rodgers has made an impression and is getting lots of exciting young players into his team. Leicester were unlucky to lose in the 92nd minute to Watford, but they made up for it with a 3-1 win against Fulham on Saturday. The visitors are 20/1 to win this game by the same scoreline.
That was also the score Burnley lost by in their last home match. However, the Clarets beat Tottenham the game before at Turf Moor, and they were very good away to Manchester United recently, drawing 2-2. A draw could be good value at 12/5 in your Burnley vs Leicester betting tips, as there’s no obvious winner. That was what happened when the teams met earlier this season.
Burnley’s two strikers Barnes and Wood have been in great form recently, while Leicester are really dangerous on the break. Both teams to score is 4/5 with bet365 in your football betting predictions, while the score draw is 7/2 with the same bookmaker.
If you’re looking for correct football score predictions, a 1-1 at 6/1 could be tempting. Burnley really can’t afford to lose, and they’ll give everything if they go behind. With that in mind, Vardy to score first in a 1-1 draw is 34/1 with Betfair, and Leicester/draw is 14/1 in the half-time/full-time market.
Burnley vs Leicester first goalscorer predictions
Vardy scored Leicester’s goal against Burnley earlier this term, and two last weekend. He’s the main man again for the Foxes after what was apparently a difficult relationship with Claude Puel. Vardy is 9/2 with bet365 to open the scoring on Saturday. Ashley Barnes meanwhile is 6/1 with the same bookmaker after scoring five goals in his last seven games. He is 31/1 to score first in a 1-1 draw. Chris Wood could also be worth a look at 13/2 in the first goalscorer odds, after four in his last seven.
Both teams to score
Jamie Vardy to score first
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